Publisher: Viking Books For Young Readers

Book Review: Tumbling

Posted June 13, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Tumbling

Gosh, this was such a great book! Most sports books don’t work for me because they don’t seem very well researched, but this one COMPLETELY was. Warning: if teenage girl angst, drama, and animosity is not your thing, you will not like this. There is quite a bit of girl-on-girl hate, but this is a competition, and I feel it’s realistic in this case. There is great diversity here as well, and the book touches a lot on issues teen girls face, and not just gymnast girls. I really really liked the characters and the themes of the novel. An more »

Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa

Posted April 4, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa

Sometimes the best books are the ones that leave you feeling conflicted. There were things I really loved about this book, but there were things that left me feeling confused an unsure of how I should feel. The Passion of Dolssa does not have a happy ending. I don’t think that’s a spoiler, but I also feel it’s really necessary to state, because if you go into this one reading and hoping things will work out and be fine, you’re going to be incredibly disappointed and possibly emotionally destroyed. To be honest, I wish I had known because I don’t more »

Blog Tour: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Posted March 17, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, Interview / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

I have the please of hosting Janet Fox on the blog today for The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle blog tour. I am a horrible interviewer, but she has taken the time to answer my questions with kindness and patience, and I love her for it. But first, book info and a special video from the publisher. Where did you get the idea for The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle? That’s a great story. I’m going to tell you a little bit of it, and then discuss it in more depth later on the tour. I was online – just more »

Book Review: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Posted March 11, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

How I love reading a book and just falling in love with it–its originality, its atmosphere, its treatment of history, friendships, and family. The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle is the middle grade book you SHOULD be talking about. And I hope it gets the attention it deserves. There hasn’t been a book this magical for this age range in I don’t know how long. Not that I’ve read anyway. It’s magical. Opening this book was like cracking open a wondrous new world. A creepy, Gothic, crumbling castle turned into a children’s academy for the duration of the Blitz? Sure, I more »